Police Blotter

Police Blotter

A slew of fraud and theft charges result in the arrest of a 49-year-old local woman. According to a report on file with the Sheriff’s Office, Kathleen Ann Jones, of Franklin was charged with 26 total felony counts including forgery, larceny by employee, and obtaining property by false pretenses. Jones was booked into the Macon…

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READ2ME program: What students should know before starting school

On April 23, at 6 p.m. at East Franklin Elementary School, READ2ME will be hosting a parent training to explain what your child needs to know before they begin kindergarten. The new Common Core of Curriculum Standards has made kindergarten more rigorous and expects your child to have more skills than have ever been required…

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NC jobless rate better in March

The latest numbers out from the NC department of commerce say the state’s jobless rate fell in March from 9.4 to 9.2 percent. The rate is also lower than it was a year ago says Larry Parker with the dept of commerce, “We’ve been creeping down and this is the lowest we’ve been in sometime.…

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Franklin home destroyed in Wed. night fire

Franklin home destroyed in Wed. night fire

Fire officials suspect an outdoor cooking accident involving a grill sparked the blaze Wednesday night that burned down a Franklin home. Franklin Fire and Rescue was paged to the fire at 238 Hunters Trail around 9:30 p.m. and upon arrival, Lt. Justin Setser says crews found the home in flames, “Once the first fire crews…

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REACH to hold “Jeans for Justice” event

REACH to hold “Jeans for Justice” event

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, REACH of Macon is presenting a special event at Main Street Coffee and Tea on Friday evening, April 26. This Jeans for Justice event is a gallery of jeans made by Franklin High School freshman that tell a story says Jennifer Turner-Lynn with REACH, “The jeans that you’ll…

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Attorney General warns of text message scam

If you get a strange looking text message from an email address or phone number you don’t recognize, it’s best not to respond. Over the past few days, half a dozen consumers have reported getting texts that list a phone number and say that a credit or debit card has been blocked. People who call…

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